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5 June 2002 (Wednesday): how many words is it worth to ya?

I have been painting my kitchen table this morning. There are now four table legs standing orphaned in the center of my kitchen, like an abstract representation of a grove of redwoods or something, on top of haphazard sheets of newsprint with black paint scattered all over them. White linoleum beneath, black chairs and bar stools surrounding.

I bet I could sell this as an installation to the MOMA. If I gave it a properly mystifying title: "The Sacrifice." Or "Untitled 6." Or "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?"

Strokes of black paint on white does something for me though, I must say. It conjures calligraphy, that's what it is. Yearning for my lost cultural roots, perhaps.

It serves me right that I lose my camera the morning before I leave for Alaska. I've been sniffing scornfully at it for over a year, it being a Fujifilm point-and-shoot 35mm, a fossil in this digital day and age. But it's all I've got, if I want to capture any visual mementos of this trip, and now I'm digging frantically through my drawers of Unimportant Stuff, my boxes of Stuff To Maybe Sell Or Just Give Away, trying to find this one object that's suddenly become so important to me.

Me and Ava and mountains. I can't wait.

posted by enjelani @ 10:42 AM PST

Replies: 3 comments

-Do not taunt the camera.
-The camera is not a toy.
-It may prove most elusive at the most inopportune times.
-The camera may explode.
-By all means, do not taunt the camera.

posted by syndromes @ 07 06 2002 01:48 AM PST

Oh, and I hope Alaska is/was fun ;) Post pretty pics please!!

posted by syndromes @ 07 06 2002 01:51 AM PST

Remember... unlike black bears, grizzly bears don't have a sense of humor. And they prefer to be addressed in their Latin name: Ursus arctos horribilis.

Just in case. ;)

posted by soren @ 07 06 2002 11:46 AM PST